In the last 10 years, we’ve seen a surge in mass shootings across America. People have so many views and feelings about them.
In 100 words or less, succinctly express your immediate reaction to the Navy Yard Shooting.
I shook my head in dismay. When I remembered my mom works in D.C. and I don’t know so close her new job is to the Navy Yard. So I texted her and impatiently waited for her response. Then I remember shes not my only loved one in DC so I had to text my godsister to check on her and the rest of my God family. I was worried.
I KNOW, i have been completely GHOST since my birthday (August 10). And I owe all of my followers and readers an explanation.
Coming into the blogging world was spontaneous and fun. It allowed me to truly express myself on topics that I had been dying to talk about. I was able to interact with interesting people that I never would have met if I hadn’t started this journey.
All that being said, I was reminded of a commitment I had made in January of this year. I had stated that I wanted to finish my poetry book by the end of this year. And I looked around is it was already AUGUST and I was no where close to finishing…
SO I sat down and had a honest talk with myself. I came to the conclusion that I couldn’t work on my poetry book and give quality time to this blog.
So I have decided to take the rest of the year off, to finish my poetry book. And step back into the blogging world January 2014.
Yes, that means no more Real Talk, Story Saturdays, or Sex Talks until January 2014. There might be a couple reblogs or smaller things here and there but nothing major.
If I do what I’m suppose to do, and accomplish my goal, the storm that I’m bringing to the blogging world in JANUARY will be worth the wait.
So until next time…. be good or be good at it
This is Jonathan Ferrell. He was in a car accident at 2:30 in the morning on Saturday. It was pretty bad, he was forced to climb out of the back window of his car to get out. He ran to the nearest home and knocked on the door. The woman who owned the home called the police. The police arrived and saw Jonathan nearby. Jonathan ran to them, unarmed. He was probably so happy to see someone that could help him. The police shot and killed him after they tazed him.
Jonathan was 24-years-old and a football player at Florida A&M University. He had just gotten engaged. His friends described him as a loving, peaceful man with a bright future.
The cop who shot him has now had voluntary manslaughter. We have to make sure that the cop, Randall Kerrick, does not get away with this. In most cases like this, the cop gets no jail time and no sentence, and in many cases, they’re let back onto the force afterwards.
Jonathan was a good man with a clean record. He wasn’t known as being aggressive or violent. This should not have happened.
WHAT. THE. HELL.
And this happened in NC smh.
I’m reblogging this because someone wanted to know who each of these girls are, so I shall tell you.
(left, bathing suit) Samurai Sasha: The Shy Baby. She is very observant and the most patient of the 3 Sisters.
(middle, dress) Katrina Katana: The oldest and unofficial leader. “Artsy.” Well read.
(right, purple shirt) Bushido Bonita: The most serious and disciplined of the 3 sisters.
I feel that Katrina and Bonita argue a lot. Why? I’m not sure, maybe they just have contrasting personalities.
I AM ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE!!!
I was bored so I did this.
Katrina Katana practicing.
Gave her a new hat, and an Egyptian style flap on her belt.
Part Three: SO you Decided to Stay and Struggle
So you couldn’t get rid of the BAN? Was the dick THAT GOOD?!?!?!?
Nevermind, I don’t wanna know…despite the reason behind WHY you stayed, you stayed. But there’s some rules to dealing with BANs on a regular
1. Don’t give him money! EVER! In fact, act like you’re just as broke as he is. I don’t care if you win the lottery, you are broke! Simply because the day you give him 5 dollars, he’ll be ready to ask you for 10, give him 10, he’ll ask for 20 and so on. Most BANs have no shame in asking you for money. So say no from the beginning and don’t go down that path.
2. Don’t give him ANYTHING! Along with money don’t give him shit else. You’re not goodwill or his sugarmama. ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE JUST HAVING SEX! Don’t buy him sheets, alcohol, weed, other drugs of choice, candy, or a damn pack of cigarettes! If he couldn’t get it without you, he doesn’t need it that bad!
3. PROTECT YOURSELF! Wear a damn condom, go get tested. Not saying that every BAN has a dirty dick but let’s not gamble. And if he’s putting up a fight against wearing one, you have every right to be suspicious of his motives. And if STDs aren’t enough to scare you, do you really wanna get pregnant by a BAN? He doesn’t even take care of himself…
4. Don’t fall in love. Unless you want to take care of a grown ass man for the rest of your natural life. Love is B-E-A-U-tiful. But it doesn’t pay bills, you can’t deposit it in the bank, and it won’t improve your credit score. It’s easier to recess into a slump than it is to improve someone who didn’t have enough motivation to tap into their own potential. Think about that.
There’s probably many more DO’s and DONT’s when dealing with a BAN but I’m sure if you follow these four I think you will be fine…
Tune in next week when we wrap up the Bum Ass Nigga series!
Between the hustler’s wifey, the best friend, the side chick, and the online girlfriend, it seems that love has changed it’s name…to heartache. Will these females find their happily ever after? Or is love just another fairy tale myth?
Meet the players:
-When Noelle met Nathan three years ago, she never thought she would be here with him now. Through all the secrets, lies, make-ups, break-ups, and hoes, she’s stayed. She would be lying if she said she didn’t love him. And she’s pretty sure he loves him. But is love enough?
-Ezekiel and Desiree were never suppose to fall in love. At least, that’s what she tells herself. Regardless, it happened anyways. But when he was ready, she was scared. Now she’s ready and he’s scared. She’s battling everything and everyone for them to have a chance. But she is battling alone?
-Imani has never been the type to look for love. She definitely wasn’t looking for it when she met Fitzgerald. She traded her feelings for desire and passion. And she wasn’t disappointed. But that decision continues to make a mess of everything. Was it even worth it and does she really want more?
-Arianna knows she’s a fool madly in love. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says or does, nothing changes that fact. Kaiden is everything she ever wanted in a boyfriend, and, well, a husband. It’s just this one issue that has the potential to break them apart forever. Will their love be able to conquer all?
Love: By Any Other Name…a collection of four short stories…
So the month of July has been a learning experience for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it and the feedback I’ve been getting.
Keep reading, keep commenting and re-blogging, keep following, keep giving me feedback because I appreciate it.
I’m changing things up in August. I won’t be blogging everyday. Certain days I will be blogging, others will be optional.
The Themes from July will be carried over to August. To remind you:
Monday: My favorite things
Tuesday: Real Talk
Wednesday: Happy Humping
Thursday: Talk to Me
Friday: Praise Break
The days that I will always blog will be Tuesdays and Saturdays. From now on, REAL TALK and STORY SATURDAYS will have their own blog page (links will be provided for in this blog)
Other day’s themed posts will be posted on this blog along with any other randomness I find.
I made this choice purely for organization and so that I have time to really concentrate on my longer posts…
All that being said…are you ready for August?
Dr Bhagavan Antle of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S), photographs 4 varieties of Bengal tigers
i kno i love my tigers
So, I’ve gotten a ton of questions related to how to motivate yourself to write.
Here’s a few ideas:
1. Create a writing schedule for yourself. You’ve probably seen me write about this before in my previous posts. Even if you don’t have a great idea for the day,…